WASTEWATER BEING DISCHARGED INTO NYC WATERWAYS, INCLUDING THE HUDSON RIVER

Wastewater is being pumped untreated into the Hudson and  other waterways, the city says: “Due to flooding and power related shutdowns caused by Hurricane Sandy, wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations have discharged untreated wastewater into New York City waterways. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPDATE ON LINCOLN CENTER, MUSEUMS AND MORE CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS

We’ve posted some notes below about Wednesday opening schedules from local cultural and community institutions: JCC We are happy to report that the JCC will be open with regular operating hours on October 31st; however, due to the suspension of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIVERSIDE AND CENTRAL PARK REMAIN CLOSED AFTER MAJOR TREE DAMAGE; POST-HURRICANE UPDATE

Riverside and Central Park both sustained significant damage from Hurricane Sandy, and the parks still aren't safe for people to enter. That hasn't stopped some people from ducking under police tape to go in, however. Police have been station … Read the rest of this entry >>

LIMITED FREE SUBWAY SERVICE RESUMES THURSDAY

The MTA has just announced that it will be able to get limited subway service back on Thursday, although service below 42nd street will not be running. The MTA photo above is of an underwater escalator at the South Ferry [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALERT: UPPER WEST SIDE SHELTERS NEED VOLUNTEERS (UPDATED)

As we reported last night, the Upper West Side is now housing evacuees from all over the city, because we have power and food. It's time to roll out the welcome mat! Just learned this from L … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ‘VERY EAGER’ TO SERVE LOCALS, BENEFIT HURRICANE VICTIMS TODAY

Got cabin fever? Tired of playing the same board games with your kids, whose schools remain closed because of the hurricane? The New-York Historical Society on 79th Street and Central Park West is open and wants to entertain you, while [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HALLOWEEN: BIG BLOCK PARTY, MUSEUM EVENTS CANCELLED; STILL WAYS TO CELEBRATE

Sandy has put a damper on Halloween this year, and the famous Village Halloween party has been called off. But there are still ways to celebrate -- and get your stir-crazy kids out of the h … Read the rest of this entry >>

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT UPPER WEST SIDE EVACUATION SHELTERS

Just got the following notice from Lauren Schuster, the chief of staff for State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal: “We need volunteers at all the local shelters for the overnight in particular.  Folks have been sent to the shelters on the UWS from [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HERE’S WHAT THE HURRICANE DID TO RIVERSIDE PARK MONDAY NIGHT

We knew that Hurricane Sandy would rise over the banks of Riverside Park, but we had no idea how high it would g … Read the rest of this entry >>

HURRICANE SANDY TUESDAY UPDATE: SUBWAYS, SCHOOLS, WATER, VOLUNTEERING, WHAT’S OPEN

The Upper West Side certainly avoided the worst damage from Hurricane Sandy, but lots of scaffolding and trees are down, and parks and businesses have certainly sustained significant damage. See our photo gallery here (and if you took photos, please [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HURRICANE SANDY PHOTO GALLERY: WE’RE NOT FLOODED, BUT WE DID GET SMASHED

The Upper West Side didn't experience the mass flooding that occurred in other parts of the city, but the wind definitely did some major damage up here. Check out some of the photos … Read the rest of this entry >>

STORM UPDATE: POWER IFFY, RIVERSIDE PARK FLOODED, SCHOOLS CLOSING AGAIN

Hurricane Sandy has made landfall in New Jersey, the winds have kicked up, and Riverside Park South is submerged under water. Schools and the stock market are closed on Tuesday, and basically all events have been cancelled. Don’t go into [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SAILBOAT BECOMES UNMOORED ON HUDSON, DARTS AROUND IN GROWING WAVES

An apparently unmanned sailboat became unmoored this afternoon on the Hudson River, and began floating up the river, narrowly missing smashing into the pier. George Guerrero had been watching the boat on the river from his Riverside Boulevard apartment when [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALERT: CRANE 80 STORIES HIGH COLLAPSING ON 57TH STREET; STAY OUT OF AREA

The top of a crane that’s attached about 80 stories high at 57th Street and 6th Avenue has just collapsed, and a massive portion of it is dangling precipitously. “This is bad…it’s going to fall into the street,” said George [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

9:12 A.M., RIVERSIDE PARK RUNNING PATH

Sandy’s here! Now seriously, stop running near the river and go inside. Thanks to Bethany Jenkins for the p … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHAT’S OPEN ON MONDAY? A RUNNING LIST OF UWS BUSINESSES

What stores and restaurants are open on the Upper West Side today even as Hurricane Sandy pummels the city? We've begun a list below, and we need your help to expand it. If you hear that a place is open, let us kn … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUNDAY NIGHT MAYHEM: WOMAN FALLS THROUGH SCAFFOLDING, VAN HITS DELIVERY BICYCLIST

Two nasty accidents occurred on the Upper West Side late on Su … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE UPPER WEST SIDERS’ HURRICANE SANDY GUIDE: GO-BAG, EVACUATION MAP AND MORE

Here’s the good news: the Upper West Side is the second-most elevated area in New York City after Washington Heights. Here’s the bad news: Zabar’s is already closed and will be closed on Monday. As for Tuesday, who knows. More [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND SCENES: DOG HALLOWEEN, HURRICANE PREP, OBAMA & THE DEMON, AND TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S BIG DAY

Halloween this year will either be a joyous occasion to celebrate the end of our Hurricane-induced incarceration, or a complete washout. It depends on how Sandy treats us. Luckily, humans and dogs got to strut their stuff this weekend. Check [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HERE’S WHAT UPPER WEST SIDERS HOARD WHEN NATURAL DISASTERS APPROACH

At the first sign of danger, Upper West Siders tend to go food shopping. But what do they buy? We took an informal su … Read the rest of this entry >>

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